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wel...............l. after a friend bet me  id clobber this as far as any JDM,  i took the  bait.

used it  in rotation  for a week on hols.

no idea about it what so ever,  clueless about anything ping, i was  at first shocked.
its mahooooooooosively huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge
the head is the biggest thing ive ever seen
the shape i hated, the devil horn things on  the top of  the crown look stupid.

 the colour tho,  is awsome, its one of the best looking colour schemes on any driver ive ever seen
the shape at address. just says smash the absolute utter shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit outta me.

so i  did.

and it held firm, i never snap hooked  it , if anything i missed it right and when i di it was a bad miss. high and short.. on good hits tho it was great.

took a full round of multiple  balls to get it wired.

then used it  shot for shot  with the crazy435  ,exact  same  stinger shaft
same weight, same length

results.......


middled out of the screws.
virtually identicle.  cudnt say which was longer.   when they sat i nthe middle of the fairway
however, heres the huge thing

wind affected.

into the wind, crazy  way longer. flatter trajcetory.  got more roll, ping was higher and more carry

with the wind.
interesting here , hte cray was longer bec it got more run  and the trajectory was flatter.
but the  ping carried miles. and  wasnt  noticeably  behind  the 435.
the ping was MUCHnicer to hit with the wind  bec u saw the thing go miles high

 and bec u cant snap  it  htere was never any fear of loosing it left ob....ever..... somehting the 435 can somteimes do .

 as a result of this little  test. ive decided ill keep the  ping for wet days, its a bloody good head, and it goes plenty

i think my bud wasnt far off the mark, if  the ground was thick  and  lush id back the  ping is longer.
feel on it was pretty decent  as well. without being epon like.

but it certianly wasnt bad.

after i got used to looking at  tissue box on my shaft i really didnt mind this at all.

ive become a bit of a fan of the old  i15 ..
no probs with it at all





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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 06:09:29 AM »
if you think the i15 is huge maybe you should have a look at the g25. This thing looks enormous.
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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 07:45:17 AM »
I tried the i25 this week. One if the best if not THE best feeling USDM drivers with a stock shaft. Fairly tight dispersion and distance on the LM was pretty good. Compared it to a Callaway BB Alpha which was just ok.
May need to try an Anser from last year, or was it 2012? Can only imagine what the i25 would be like with a top shaft in it. Hmmmmm.........

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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 07:52:17 AM »
I tried the i25 this week. One if the best if not THE best feeling USDM drivers with a stock shaft. Fairly tight dispersion and distance on the LM was pretty good. Compared it to a Callaway BB Alpha which was just ok.
May need to try an Anser from last year, or was it 2012? Can only imagine what the i25 would be like with a top shaft in it. Hmmmmm.........

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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 08:52:31 AM »
The I-25 I hit sounded like a girls aluminum softball bat.  But it felt pretty good and was long/low spin. I don't mind the stripes. Don't remember what the I-15 looked like.
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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 04:57:04 PM »
Anyone tried the Anser?

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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 04:58:33 PM »
Anyone tried the Anser?
Is that the one from around 18 months ago?
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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2014, 06:09:42 PM »
Janko used to have or maybe still does have an Anser he really liked.  The Anser came out in fall of 2012 I believe.
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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014, 12:52:05 AM »
Anyone tried the Anser?
Is that the one from around 18 months ago?
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Re: driver test: ping i15 Vs crazy 435 diamana stinger shaft
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2014, 12:52:24 AM »
Janko used to have or maybe still does have an Anser he really liked.  The Anser came out in fall of 2012 I believe.

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